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Drugb posted:

Yall jackasses worry about these countries first before washing yuh mouth on Guyana. I see caribjunk countries top the list, in fact they are the top 10. But this conumunu got the nerve to talk shyte about Indo abuse. 

RankCountry% of Women Reporting Being Physically Abused by Spouses or Partners in last 12 Months
1DR Congo36.8 %
2Uganda33.3 %
3Gabon31.5 %
4Cameroon31.4 %
5Sierra Leone28.7 %
6Mozambique27.7 %
7Zimbabwe27.2 %
8Mali26.9 %
9Zambia26.7 %
10Ivory Coast22.0 %
11Namibia20.2 %
12Kyrgystan17.1 %
13Dominican Republic16.0 %
14Tajikistan15.2 %
15Haiti14.9 %
16Nepal14.3 %
17Jordan14.1 %
18Egypt14.0 %
19Peru12.9 %
20Togo12.7 %

Guyanese women go through an extreme phase of domestic violence, Kaiteur News Apr 29, 2018
Guyana is currently going through a period of serious crisis as it pertains to the prevalence of domestic violence. Women are now being more than just mere victims of abuse.
The matter has been appealed to the government to formulate action plans to curb this nationwide dilemma.
It has been noted that women are being subsequently murdered by their intimate partners. Most of the victims of this crime are those who have been facing a relationship filled with violence that has escalated over a period of time.
Within two months, there have been four murders that featured women being killed by their lovers. Two of these cases led the men to take their lives by means of poisoning.

Domestic violence up by 14.2%, Guyanatimes March 9, 2018
– over 80% are women victims – First Lady admits
As the global women empowerment movement continues to gain weight, local efforts in this regard continue to be marred by the high prevalence of gender-based violence in Guyana, which has risen 14.2 per cent over the past six years.
This societal scourge, according to First Lady Sandra Granger, has become banal in Guyana.
Public Telecommunication Minister Cathy Hughes, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, First Lady Sandra Granger and UN Country Coordinator Mikko Tanaka were given copies of the UK Action plan
“It seems to be not a single day passes without there being a report of someone being raped, brutalised or murdered; usually by an intimate or previous intimate partner,” she stated.

RISE to stand against domestic violence , By Staff Reporter -, Guyana Chronicle, April 29, 2018
LOCAL Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), RISE, is concerned about the wanton loss of life due to intimate partner violence, and is about to do something about it.
The NGO intends to register its concern officially and have its voice heard today during a march and rally that will commence at 14:00hrs on Brickdam next to DEMICO House.
RISE is calling on persons to join them in their fight against domestic violence, since the issue is complex.
“We recognise that domestic violence is a complex one, and would need a raft of approaches to reduce and eliminate its occurrence,” said RISE in a press statement on Saturday.
Although a lot is being done to combat the problem, they said recent events have highlighted the need to review the current approach towards improving the fight against the social ill.
Since the year started, there have been over five reported cases of domestic violence and violence against women. In some instances, the women were killed or badly beaten by their spouses.
3. Domestic Violence: a look at the situation in Guyana
Domestic Violence has come to the fore of the social discourse in Guyana in recent years, leading to the
establishment of several organizations and programs that provide different layers of care for those affected
by  violence.  Guyana’s Second Periodic  Report  to CEDAW concludes  that  “[v]iolence against  women  is
widespread in Guyana,” and cites a 1998 survey of 360 women in Greater Georgetown as evidence. The
survey found that:
“Out of more than 60 percent of women who were involved in a relationship or union, 27.7 percent reported
physical abuse, 26.3 percent had experienced verbal abuse and 12.7 percent experienced sexual violence.
Approximately half of the surveyed women responded that one of the likely causes of partner’s abuse was
jealously (55.4percent) or “hot temper”. Nearly four of every five respondents perceived violence in the family
to be very common  in Guyana (76.8 percent).  More than one in  three knew someone who  was currently
experiencing domestic violence (35.5 percent).”  

(PDF) The Economic Costs of Domestic Violence in Guyana. Available from: